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Synology DS1513+
9.1 out of 10

Synology DS1513+

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Overall 10
10

quality

Vegas L., Newegg
2 December 2014
  • Summary: this upgraded my old seagate 1T two hard drive mirrored nas box which was slow old and could only lose one drive before data loss. i ran raid 6 with this which can lose two drives before data is lost.. very happy i got this.
  • Pros: straight solid quality. this is a real nice nas box. i do not need four 1G network ports at my home network but it has them. i really like the fans blowing cool air over my new set of five seagate 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drives i got at 'black friday' sale with this. i was pretty happy w...
  • Cons: well i did have to mess around with this thing a bunch to get it installed. hint: go get the synology assistant and learn how to do a reset and a hard reset if you get the 'can't login' error. yes it was a hassle but not to bad. is worth it once it is installed for sure.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but noisy

David W., Newegg
18 November 2014
  • Pros: It's a solid unit. I loaded this NAS with 5 HGST 4 TB drives on a RAID 5. Setup was easy. DSM is great and updates regularly. This unit is easily accessible from my PC, Macbook pro and Samsung phone. I love it.
  • Cons: The tray doors vibrate and can get very noisy. I have to run my fingers along the front panel to stop the noisy. It's a temporary fix. For a NAS of this cost you'd expect it to run silently - which it would if the trays weren't loose.
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Overall 10
10

great NAS

Race D., Newegg
9 November 2014
  • Summary: over all and am very happy with this unit. i wanted a fileserver without the overhead of running a server. this fits my needs to the letter. i would recommend this to anyone needing any type of network storage. be sure to read Synology website for a list of apps. it does alot more than i use it for.
  • Pros: easy to setup, has a hard drive check to make sure that the drive you are using are not bad. I used the 5 Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2tb drives. not one bad drive. Stay away from western digital drives 1tb or bigger. i am running in raid 6, my total space is 10tb, my usable space is 6tb. i loo...
  • Cons: i put this unit on its own UPS. i bought a Tripp Lite SMART1500LCDT 1500VA 900W UPS Back Up Smart Tower LCD AVR 120V USB Coax RJ45 and the unit does not see the UPS. I am hoping that it will at some point. i sent about 1600.00 on this unit, the drives, RAM, and the UPS. i wanted to make sure i pr...
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Overall 10
10

Great Media Server

Robert B., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • Summary: This thing works great for storing all my Blu-Ray movies, pictures and music.
  • Pros: Fast NAS system. I have used NAS before but where to slow. This one is fast. I have all ports used going into a smart switch.
  • Cons: None yet
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast Product with Some Issues

HAROLD P., Newegg
4 November 2014
  • Summary: This unit makes a fast file serving NAS box. It has enough features to keep it interesting. I can recommend it highly as an in-house NAS storage device.
  • Pros: I have been using this product since December 2011. This product allows very fast file access. Better than my go-to Netgear ReadyNAS products, so I rate it as a good performer. Synology claims that this unit is compatible with Windows DeltaCopy (Rsync for Windows OS). This would be a huge bonus. ...
  • Cons: The interface, though it looks intuitive, is awkward. It's difficult to find what you need without endless browsing through the menus. In 2011, this unit advertised the inclusion of a form of Rsync called Synology Sync which claimed to be faster. I notice this is now missing from their current pr...
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Overall 10
10

Great NAS

earl m., Newegg
9 October 2014
  • Summary: I used 5 Seagate NAS HDD ST4000VN000 4TB drives. It does take a while for the verification. This NAS is very fast. Makes my old CIsco NAS look like a piece of junk.
  • Pros: Very easy to set up. The software is 1st CLASS, Setting up security is a snap, Price is good for what you get.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Shipping with no protection??

William G., Newegg
14 August 2014
  • Pros: Advanced NAS. Looking forward to using it.
  • Cons: I was floored to see that newegg delivered this expensive nas in the Synology box with no outer box. Usually everything I receive from newegg is well packed but not this time. The NAS was delivered in the Synology box. The box was not sealed. Simply slapped the shipping label on the outside and s...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great, but buyer beware.

Survivor, Amazon
13 August 2014
  • Summary: There are pro's and con's to this device. I would give it five stars as backup and network file server. It is an amazing one-stop-shopping accessory for a home or small business network. Quality of physical hardware is excellent. Features are excellent. Installation and setup are a breeze.
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Overall 10
10

I love this NAS!

Ian U., Newegg
30 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to upgrade from a DS409slim I've had for the last 5 years and I've got to say this is a substantial upgrade. The CPU is barely doing anything currently, and I'm looking forward to leveraging the drive space to collapse my 409 as well the few external drives I've had to expand things...
  • Pros: This thing is FAST! It can saturate a GigE link w/o even blinking. Also, the expansion capability is is pretty hard to argue with. The software is intuitive and my experience with Synology support has been nothing short of great.
  • Cons: It's a bit of a pricey drive cage.
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Overall 2
2.0

BUYER BEWARE!!!!!

R. Arlic "Review Guy", Amazon
14 July 2014
  • Summary: BUYER BEWARE!!!! I read a lot of "great"reviews as bout this product and this company. Based upon the excellent reviews all over the place, I purchased the unit. Did you know that Synology has an e-mail based support, it is inadequate to say the least with disjointed instructions.
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